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Backpacking New Zealand – An Unbeatable Travel Tips and Guide



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Backpacking New Zealand is to venture to a tiny country full of incredible landscape, crystal blue lakes, small towns, and epic mountains.

I had high hopes before traveling to New Zealand the first time. The country not only meets my expectations but beat them. Since then I have returned to New Zealand much time and each time I each time I am more blown away by what the country has to offer.

New Zealand is a country made for travelers and backpackers. Let’s discover some of the best New Zealand travel tips and guides to help you plan your trip to one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Reasons New Zealand is Sweeter than Christmas Morning

Planning your New Zealand trip

I’ve tried many tour companies in New Zealand. Haka tours is hand down the best! Let me tell you why. (Read Haka Tour Review)

There are a lot of points of interest to see when backpacking New Zealand. This is a great list of 10 spots that you can’t miss. (Read 10 Points of Interest in New Zealand)

Beside a backpack what other gear do you need when backpacking Asia. This list is the gear that I never leave home without, and I suggest you don’t either!  (Read Finding the Best Backpacking Gear)

Knowing how to get to the most out of flight search engines in the key to finding cheap flight. Kayak explore is one of the best tools for getting a cheap flight. Let me show you how. (Using Kayak Explore to Find Cheap Flights

I’ve spent a lot of time traveling China. It is a country very dear to me. However, it isn’t the easiest country to travel. These apps will make your life easier. (Read 5 Travel Apps for China)

This post can save you $100’s of dollars when flying to Asia. This are tips I use every time I book a flight. (Read 5 Tips for Finding Insanely Cheap Flights)

There is a big debate among travelers whether travel insurance is worth it. Depending on how you look at it there are pros and cons to getting insurance. Read this post and let me know what you think about getting travel insurance. (Read Is It Worth It to Buy Travel Insurance)

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Things to do in New Zealand

Hiking through Mordor

What is is like to trek the Tongariro Crossing (aka Mordor). Easily, on the of best day hikes in New Zealand.

Swimming with Dolphins is one of the best travel experiences on my life. Even if a baby great white crashed the party. (Read Swimming with Dolphins in Kaikoura)

Take a journey to Middle Earth and discover if visiting the shire is worth the price of admission. This is what it is like to visit Hobbiton (Visiting the Shire)

 Darkness surrounded us. Then as our eyes slowly adjusted, dim blue lights began to pop up everywhere one after another. I gazed, stunned by the simple beauty, watching the glowing worms outline every bump and crevice in the walls. (Read about Visiting the Glow Worm Caves in New Zealand)

All my determination went into not shouting, “Hey Beardman, STOP scooting us to the edge of the door!”. Looking down, I zeroed in on my legs dangling 15,000 feet above the world. (Read about Skydiving in New Zealand)

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Swimming with Dolphins in New Zealand

Swimming With Dusky Dolphins in Kaikoura

“Today was the day”, I thought, “time for swimming with dusky dolphins in Kaikoua” My arms were crisscrossed on the railing and my eyes were glued on the pod of dusky dolphins swimming next to the boat. A dozen dolphins are enough to make a pod, right? It can only make one of the most

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Announcing My First Ever New Zealand Tour!

4 Tips for Booking Cheap Flights (New 2020) Have you heard the latest news about my New Zealand tour? ( If you read the title of this post then you have heard the news)  In March 2017, I am running my first reader tour through the beautiful country of New Zealand! And I want you

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Fighting Wanderlust and Moving To New Zealand for a Year

Today carries an equally exciting/scary feeling in the air. As I sip my coffee and stare out the window onto the runways of Bangkok Airport I can’t help but come face to face with the transition I am undergoing. In just a few hours I will be sitting on one of those planes and heading

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Hobbiton – Traveling through the Shire in New Zealand

My all-time favorite travel movie is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. These movies spoke to my wandering soul long before I even knew I was a traveler I wanted to backpack New Zealand. Therefore, you are probably not surprised to hear that visiting the emerald fields and rolling hills of Hobbit shire in New

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The Hauntingly Beautiful Glow Worm Caves of Waitomo

Around the small town of Waitomo, population 50 and close to Hobbiton, hundreds of thousands of tiny brilliant blue lights illuminate the walls and ceilings of the many caves that dot the countryside. This award worthy production is created by the spectacular glowing worms. However, don’t be fooled by their daunting and eerie beauty for

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